Time to switch to your winter drink!
One cold autumn afternoon, back when I was young and clueless, a successful friend of the family took me out for a drink. The reason is lost to me now, but surely it involved some pointed career advice that I never followed. Anyway, this older gentleman -- who in my hazy memory wore a brimmed hat and a flower tucked into his lapel and carried a pocket watch -- took me to a hotel bar. As we sat, he announced to the bartender with a wink: "Jimmy, as of today, I'm putting you on official notice. I've switched to my winter drink."
Without a word, the bartender promptly mixed and served him a Stinger on the rocks. The gentleman laid a crisp $100 bill on the bar and told me to order, so I asked for a vodka and tonic, hoping to seem sophisticated. The gentleman appraised me, my slovenly attire and my vodka and tonic, and gruffly declared: "That's a summer drink." Then he told the bartender he'd better make another Stinger.
The implication was clear: What sort of adult doesn't know when to switch from a summer drink to a winter drink? Or worse: What sort of soft generation was this that needed to be told how to drink at all?
The upshot of all of this is I need to FIND a winter drink. I have no time to drink it but I do want to be prepared should I be lucky enough to find myself in a situation where someone is asking me what I would like to drink. Any suggestions? I don't like anything too sweet or creamy.
One more thing. I ventured out of my mosaic cocoon last night at about 7:30 PM. I hadn't been out of my house in 6 days. I HAD to have some spice drops. Don't ask. I only like the Food lion brand so that's where I was headed. It was dark. To my utter shock and dismay road after road was lined with homes whose yards were lit up w/Christmas lights! The houses were decorated for Christmas AND I could see in through the windows the lit and decorated Christmas trees in the houses! What is going on? It's still November. My 2 doorsteps are still displaying pumpkins. What are the neighbors thinking of me? (P.S- Don't give a ___) I believe the country is losing it. Christmas is DECEMBER 25th people!
Yesterday Cream asked me about my grout selection. He also does mosaics. I have mixed acrylic paint into grout before but really I'm always able to find the color I need in the tile stores around here. Here is a picture of the color I picked Cream. If all goes as planned I should be grouting on Sunday. We'll see. I am slowing down. A deep corner that had to reach into for a couple hours yesterday pinched something and I am experiencing a little discomfort. But hey, that's what Motrin is for. I'll be fine. Back splashes are NOT my favorite thing to do. You have so many obstacles. You know those damn counter tops really get in your way.